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Transcript: Transcript for 14/09/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

09.30

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no apologies or substitutions.

09.30-11.00

2.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020: Evidence session

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

 

CLA(5)-25-20 - Briefing

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 1 – Order

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 2 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 3 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair of the Climate Change, Energy and Rural Affairs Committee, 15 July 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 4 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 10 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 5 – Written statement, 15 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020.

11.00-11.10

3.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

3.1

SL(5)600 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.6) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 6 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 7 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 8 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 9 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 21 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 10 – Written statement, 20 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument with the Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified. In addition, the Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government to raise further points about the making and accessibility of Covid-19 related legislation.

3.2

SL(5)603 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 11 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 12 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 28 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 15 – Written statement, 27 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to consider the Welsh Government response at a future meeting.

3.3

SL(5)604 - The Education (Student Support) (Postgraduate Master’s Degrees) (Wales) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 16 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 17 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 18 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 19 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 28 August 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

3.4

SL(5)599 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 6) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 20 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 21 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 22 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 23 – Letter from the First Minister, 21 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 24 – Written statement, 21 August 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

3.5

SL(5)602 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 25 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 26 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 27 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 28 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 27 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 29 – Written statement, 27 August 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

3.6

SL(5)601 - The Curriculum Requirements (Amendment of paragraph 7(6) of Schedule 17 to the Coronavirus Act 2020) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 30 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 31 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 32 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 33 – Letter from the Minister for Education, 24 August 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument with the Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

11.10-11.15

4.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

4.1

SL(5)595 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 34 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 35 – Welsh Government response

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 35a – Letter from the First Minister, 10 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Government response and the letter from the First Minister in relation to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020.

4.2

SL(5)596 - The Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 36 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 37 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Government response to its report on The Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020. In addition, the Committee noted a letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd in relation to the Regulations, which had been circulated ahead of the meeting.

11.15-11.20

5.

Written statements under Standing Order 30C

5.1

WS-30C(5)166 - The Prohibition on Quantitative Restrictions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 38 – Written statement

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 39 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and the commentary.

11.20-11.25

6.

Papers to note

6.1

Letter from the Counsel General: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations)

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 40 – Letter from the Counsel General, 27 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and that it had been sent in accordance with the Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.

6.2

Letter from the First Minister: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 41 – Letter from the First Minister, 28 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister. The Committee noted that the First Minister and the Counsel General would be attending an evidence session on the Committee’s inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales on 12 October 2020.

6.3

Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 42 – Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals, 7 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals.

6.4

Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Response to the Committee's report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 43 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 28 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and the response to its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill.

6.5

Letter from the Counsel General: Inter-institutional Agreement - Intergovernmental Relations Review Ministerial Meetings

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 44 – Letter from the Counsel General, 4 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

6.6

Letter from the First Minister: Legislation Handbook on Subordinate Legislation

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 45 – Letter from the First Minister, 8 September 2020

 

Legislation Handbook on Subordinate Legislation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.

6.7

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Competence for a vacant land tax in Wales

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 46 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 8 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd.

6.8

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 47 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 10 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

6.9

Letter from the Counsel General: Section 109 Order

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 48 – Letter from the Counsel General, 10 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

11.25

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

11.25-11.40

8.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and agreed to consider draft reports on the Order at future meetings.

11.40-11.55

9.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Fisheries Bill: Consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 49 – Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 50 – Letter to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 31 July 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 51 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 3 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 52 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Fisheries Bill, and agreed to consider its draft report at the next meeting.

11.55-12.10

10.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of key issues and correspondence with the Minister

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 53 – Letter from the Llywydd, 4 March 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 54 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 11 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 55 – Correspondence from Cytun, 18 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 56 – Legal advice note

 

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill, in addition to the correspondence received from the Minister for Housing and Local Government. The Committee agreed to consider its draft report at the next meeting.

12.10-12.30

11.

Wales' Changing Constitution: Consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 57 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on Wales’ Changing Constitution, and agreed to consider it again following the evidence session with the Counsel General on 21 September in relation to the UK Government’s internal market proposals.

 

 

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